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Old 03-18-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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Problem mounting RHL9 ext3 drive in FC3


I have installed a secondary drive from my old RHL9 server into my new FC3 server but cannot seem to get the drive to mount. I have made entries to /etc/fstab, tried mounting manually using 'mount -t ext3 /ddev/hdb1 /mnt/data' with no success. I have done this many times before with previous version of RHL, but am very new to FC. Is there something I am missing with FC3?

I receive the following error:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb,
or too many mounted file systems

-K

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Old 03-19-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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extended 3 might have changed a bit since then, which might cause the problem, but I haven't kept up on extended fs changes.

Have you tried fdisk /dev/hdb and did a p for print partition information. That might lend a clue as to what the problem is. (Might even be the wrong device on the ide chain. hdb is the primary slave)

Worse comes to worse, you can attempt to mount -t ext2 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/point
 
Old 03-21-2005, 12:11 PM   #3
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I tried to mount as ext2, but same results. fdisk /dev/hdb and a p returns the following:

Disk /dev/hdb: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 1023 8217243 54 OnTrackDM6

Not quite sure what the OnTrackDM6 System is. I am used to seeing Linux for my others Linux systems.

Any suggestions?

-K
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:26 PM   #4
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OnTrack is a dynamic disk overlay that was used to overcome motherboard BIOS limitations for large disks.

Try adding:

hdb=remap63

To your bootloader options.

Ref:
http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO...isk-HOWTO.html
 
Old 03-23-2005, 11:42 AM   #5
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The bootloader option worked. Thank you so much michaelk for your reply. I am still not really sure how that drive was setup that way, but at least I can offload data from it now. Would RH9's auto-partitioning setup a large hard drive that way during installation? I am pretty sure I formatted it during install of RH9 way back.

Anyway, thanks again for the help!

-K
 
Old 03-23-2005, 01:50 PM   #6
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According to the above link I posted it was automatically recognized in the 2.4 kernel but made an option in 2.5. RH9 would not of formated the drive with DDO. I would guess the DDO would of been already installed when you bought the drive or when you first setup the drive i.e. with the manufacture's supplied floppy disk.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 08:53 PM   #7
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Must have been installed by the manufacturer. Anyway, thanks again for the info...

-K
 
  


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